Digital Humanities projects doesn’t always result in traditional monographs: sometimes, the project is itself the scholarly output.

This new format of scholarship can pose challenges to tenure committees: it is often collaborative, interdisciplinary, and unaffiliated with university presses. A number of professional associations and universities have crafted guidelines for evaluating digital work for tenure.

Interested in learning about the best practices for evaluating digital projects? See the resources below.


American Historical Association: “Guidelines for the Professional Evaluation of Digital Scholarship by Historians” (2015).

College Art Association: “Standards and Guidelines for New Media”(2007).

Modern Language Association: “Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media”(2012).

Todd Presner, “How to Evaluate Digital Scholarship,” Journal of Digital Humanities, 1.4, 2012.